Readie Construction has started work at a Gloucestershire site, paving the way for the development of a manufacturing and design facility for Moog Controls Limited
Main contractor Readie Construction has been appointed to deliver the £28m construction contract for Moog Controls centre, which includes both Cat A and Cat B fit-out works.
Barberry Industrial is delivering the 184,000 sq ft centre of excellence on a 10-acre site in Tewkesbury.
Barberry has started construction on the site off the A46, near junction 9 of the M5, having agreed a 35-year lease with Moog Controls.
In December, joint venture developer Richardson Barberry completed the sale of a prime warehouse/logistics park in a £78m off-market deal. CCP 5, a fund advised by Tristan Capital Partners, acquired More+ Central Park, totalling 559,228 sq ft, at Avonmouth near Bristol.
The logistics park includes five completed units forming the 176,393 sq ft phase one, and six further units to be built out as phase two providing a further 382,825 sq ft which will be developed by Richardson Barberry.
The facility will be a carbon-neutral building, designed to a BREEAM excellent EPC A+ standard.
One of the few carbon-neutral manufacturing facilities
Jon Robinson, development director at Barberry, said: “Following a competitive tender we have now appointed Readie Construction to act as main contractor on this project. It’s fantastic to see work finally start on site so we can move forward with our program.
“To have reached this stage so soon is testament to all the hard work and effort put in by our professional team.
“We are excited to be delivering a state-of-the-art factory and extremely proud to have led the way on what will be one of the few carbon-neutral manufacturing facilities in the UK.”
Jon Mott, project director at Barberry, said: “We are excited to have appointed Readie Construction as our main contractor and to be working together to deliver the Moog Controls centre of manufacturing excellence.
“We are working to a tight timeline with a view to completing construction in April 2022.”